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This is a wonderful addition to my flower garden. Looks great where I planted it.
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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
Rabbiteye Blueberry Bushes are an Excellent Berry Producing Bush
It is superior because its name the rabbiteye blueberry it is named that because it looks like an actual rabbit’ s eye. Many wildlife animals also love this type of berry, so sometimes you may have to beat them to it! This plant is a fast grower and loves to be staked up. When this plant is smaller, and you are looking to get a good stable plant the best way to achieve that is by planting the plant and staking it up with a short stick, twig or an actual stake. You can tie it to it, and the blueberry will be trained to stand tall and branch out.
Rabbiteye Blueberry Bushes, Vaccinium Virgatum, are also known as small flower blueberries or southern black blueberries
A deciduous shrub, the Rabbiteye blueberry grows from three to six feet tall and about three feet wide. These plants require little pruning and maintenance. Cultivated Rabbiteye blueberries mature in seven to eight years and live up to 25 years. Leaves are spirally arranged and approximately three inches in length. They are reddish-bronze in spring, turning dark green later in the season. In autumn, foliage leaves turn bright orange or red. These plants have shallow, fibrous roots.
Rabbiteyes bloom in early spring. The bell-shaped, white flowers are affected by chilling hours, which are the number of hours below 45 degrees. They are approximately five mm long. Some Rabbiteye varieties are very early blooming and are subject to frost damage. The fruit is initially pink, thus the name Rabbiteye. The pink fruit develops into a dark blue to black, round berry with a blue-gray wax coating. The sweetest berries grow on the first shoots produced the previous year. Older, wooden canes produce small, poor quality berries. Younger canes produce more abundant, better quality fruit. Pruning maintains plant vigor, though this plant does not require a great deal of pruning. The shrubs are strong, and the canes support heavy crops. One bush may produce 15 pounds of berries. A well-tended acre produces up to 9,000 pounds of berries. Adequate water is necessary to get good product yields. Prized for their antioxidants, these edible berries are used in many recipes, including sauces, bread, muffins, and pies.
Rabbiteye Blueberry Bushes have Few Insect or Disease Problems, but Wildlife and Birds like the Berries
These plants grow in Zones 7-10 in the United States and are native to the southeastern states. They grow in acidic, well-drained soils from 4.0 to 5.5 in pH. They will not tolerate alkaline soils and are sensitive to sodium. Due to the plant’s shallow roots, drip irrigation might be considered in sandy soils.
They are heat-tolerant and also tolerate below freezing temperatures if properly mulched.
Rabbiteye Blueberry Bushes